Our Plain & Simple Life
Growing up and growing old in Amish Country
Simon and Eliza Yoder were married 35 years ago. Join them in the living room of their Amish farmhouse for a conversation about their plain life – which isn’t always so simple. You’ll laugh as they talk about growing up Amish, working the family farm, learning to drive a buggy… You’ll be captivated by tales of horse and buggy mishaps, rumspringa, living among the “English” and facing difficult decisions. You’ll be moved by their touching love story and universal insights into growing old together. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll be the one who gets a fresh-baked shoofly pie.
An engaging new show from Blue Gate Musicals, the creative team behind The Confession and Half-Stitched, this intimate and interactive experience will entertain, educate and enlighten anyone who has an interest in Amish culture and the unique lifestyle of “the plain people” of Lancaster County.
Meet the Yoders – and get a plain and simple perspective on life.Buy Tickets Online
April 16 – May 30, 2020
September 10 – October 17, 2020
Lunch & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $42; Child, $23
Breakfast & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $37; Child, $20
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $27; Child, $13
Guests dining with us before the performance should arrive at least 90 minutes prior to allow for time to enjoy their meal. If you arrive later than that time, we are not able to guarantee you will be finished dining in time to be seated for the live musical. Stage doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
“What an amazing theater. The staff was helpful, the cast was incredibly talented, and the show clean and family-friendly. We’ll be back!”
— T. DiBiase, New Bloomfield, PA
Our Bird-in-Hand Stage makes it easy to relax and enjoy high-quality live entertainment, including Broadway-style musical theatre with a positive message, in a unique Lancaster County setting.
Escape your everyday world for a little while and enjoy our live stage shows. You’ll find yourself laughing, holding your breath, gasping, tapping your toes – uplifted and fully entertained.
Our Bird-in-Hand Stage adds new flexibility to the concept of a dinner theatre in Lancaster, PA. To enhance your Lancaster County theatre experience, come early or stay after the show to enjoy a meal at our Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, where you can order from the menu or select from our mouthwatering all-you-can-eat buffet. If you’re looking for lighter fare, enjoy the farm-fresh choices at our nearby Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe. Be sure to ask about dining discounts when you make your reservations.Restaurant & Smorgasbord
Our on-site dining options are a delicious way to round out your visit to our Bird-in-Hand Stage. For an even more memorable theatre experience, ask about discounted packages that include meals or lodging at our one of our conveniently located properties, which provide easy access to all the most popular Lancaster County attractions.